Worm Holes, Mini-Moons, Dark Matter, and Very Old Galaxies (Yawn!)

Worm Holes, Mini-Moons, Dark Matter, and Very Old Galaxies (Yawn!) August 18, 2018


Looks like an exoplanet close to Price, Utah
An artist’s conception of the view of one exoplanet from another
(Wikimedia Commons public domain image)


This little video is really interesting, and it takes only about nine minutes to watch:


“Wormholes Explained: How They Would Break Spacetime”


Will we someday be able to travel throughout the universe using such channels?  Or is that just a pipe dream?  Could this be the way that divine beings move about?


We should, of course, be very careful about wedding theology or doctrine too closely to the changeable findings of whatever contemporary science has to say.  (Surely that’s one of the lessons to be learned from the story of Galileo and the Aristotelians.)  But topics like this one are fun to contemplate, and to speculate about.




When I was growing up, we — certainly I — knew nothing about such objects:


“Astronomers Identify Some of the Earliest Galaxies in the Universe”


And they’re right in our own neighborhood!




Despite the enormous advances that science has made, there seem to be a few questions still remaining — like this one, which, umm, involves the fundamental nature of physical reality:


“The scientific theories battling to explain the universe”




This issue, by contrast, is more peripheral, both metaphorically and literally:


“A galaxy 11.3 billion light-years away appears filled with dark matter: The finding bucks earlier research suggesting faraway galaxies lack the invisible stuff”




I wonder whether these could pose a risk to astronauts?


“Multiple “mini-moons” could be orbiting Earth: Tiny asteroids pulled in by our planet could be circling the globe. How do we find them?”




Here’s an intriguing article:


“Earth is ‘pretty normal’ within the universe and there could be many more planets like ours, study finds: An Earth-like planet is ‘just waiting to be found’ say researchers”


It makes me think, yet again, of a passage in the Pearl of Great Price:


And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten.

And the first man of all men have I called Adam, which is many.

But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you. For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my power. And there are many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them.  (Moses 1:33-35)


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